M.S. Assistantship in Hydropower Sustainability: UT Rio Grande Valley:
Description The Environmental Change & Sustainability Lab at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is recruiting one MS student to start in Fall 2023. The selected candidate will develop a research project within the scope of an ongoing collaboration between UTRGV and Cornell University focused on evaluating tradeoffs and minimizing adverse environmental impacts of hydropower proliferation in culturally and biologically diverse river basins in South America. Some familiarity with geospatial analysis and/or programming languages such as R or Python is desirable.
The student will be enrolled either in the master’s program in Agriculture, Environmental & Sustainability Sciences or Ocean, Coastal & Earth Sciences at UTRGV. The student will be based at UTRGV (Edinburg campus), with possible opportunities to spend time at Cornell University during the summer. This position carries a standard annual stipend of $18,000 plus full support with tuition. Additional funds will be available to complement the annual stipend depending on future funding. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, ecology, sustainability, or a related field.
Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, ecology, sustainability, or a related field. Some familiarity with geospatial analysis and/or programming languages such as R or Python is desirable.
To apply, please send a single PDF to Dr. Rafael M. Almeida (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a 1) one-page letter of interest describing your experience, qualifications, and research interests, 2) CV, and 3) unofficial transcripts. Contact Person Dr. Rafael Almeida Contact eMail email@example.com
Start Date 09/01/2023 Last Date to Apply 01/15/2023